The performing lineup at the 2011 Grammys just keeps on get better and better. Less than a week before the 53rd Grammys take place, the award ceremony has announced that Bob Dylan make his fifth-ever Grammy appearance. Just in case Bob Dylan alone wasn’t enough, he will also be playing with Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers.
According to the L.A. Times music blog Pop & Hiss, Dylan will take part in a multi-song suite that will include Mumford & Sons’ “The Cave,” followed by the Avett Brothers’ “Head Full Of Doubt, Road Full Of Promise.” Once the two folk-groups finished, Dylan will finish the medley with one of his own songs.
“I don’t think either of these bands would be on a stage if it wasn’t for the music of Bob Dylan,” Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich told Pop & Hiss. “I think for the harmonies alone it should be something special. You don’t know what you’ve got, what the blend is, until you see it, but I think it could be fantastic.”
Dylan, along with Dr. Dre, was added yesterday to an already impressive lineup including the Arcade Fire, Mick Jagger and Raphael Saadiq, Miranda Lambert, Cee Lo Green, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Barbara Streisand, Katy Perry, Florence Welch, Janelle Monáe, Lady Antebellum, Muse and more.